By Emma Jackson, Ottawa Metro News, October 3, 2016
Changes are coming down the pipe as the city updates its rate structure to reflect the costs of running the city’s water, sewer and stormwater systems.
Right now, that pipe’s completely plugged: as conservation efforts have risen, revenues have plummeted – but maintenance and operational costs have stayed the same, causing a $15-million deficit last year.
And the current system’s not very fair: those on private services don’t pay for their storm water infrastructure, while the biggest water guzzlers pay the same rates as the most committed conservers. But, if council approves, that’s all about to change. So how will you be affected?http://www.metronews.ca/news/ottawa/2016/10/03/how-will-ottawas-new-water-and-sewer-structure-affect-you.html